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  • Controversial ad a topic of last governor's debate

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    DENVER — Colorado Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper said Friday he was dumbfounded by a television ad from Republican challenger Bob Beauprez referencing the death of state Corrections Director Tom Clements in an effort to criticize Hickenlooper's public-safety record. In their...

  • Widow of slain prisons chief asks Beauprez to leave tragedy out of gubernatorial fight

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    The widow of slain prisons chief Tom Clements asked gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez to stop using her family's tragic loss for personal and political gain. "We're requesting you to please stop referencing our tragedy in your debate statements and in your campaign ads," Lisa...

  • Hickenlooper, Beauprez meet for another debate

    The Associated Press -
    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    DENVER - Colorado Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper and Republican challenger Bob Beauprez have debated seven times in their too-close-to-call gubernatorial contest, and it's clear they're beginning to get on each other's nerves. Hickenlooper has likened Beauprez's debating style to a...

  • Michelle Obama urges thousands to vote in Colorado campaign stops

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    DENVER - First lady Michelle Obama urged a Denver crowd of about 1,500 supporters Thursday to be the votes that tip the scales for Democrats in Colorado during next month's midterm elections. "A lot of people were shocked when Barack won because they were counting on people like us to...

  • Transit is the topic at City Council budget hearing

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    Cianna Reider was late to the City Council budget meeting Thursday. Her bus was late, she said. Again. Reider, 24, asked the council to consider pumping up the 2015 transit budget to increase bus routes, frequency and hours. It has been a struggle, she said, to find a job near bus...

  • DMV office closed because of stench will reopen Friday

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    An unexpected and smelly mechanical issue temporarily closed the motor vehicle portion of the Southeast Powers El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office on Thursday. A strong odor and fumes coming from an elevator's hydraulics system wafted through the motor vehicle section and made...

  • Poll reverses projections on Hickenlooper-Beauprez race

    Megan Schrader
    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    The last time Quinnipiac University unveiled a poll in the governor's race it was breaking news that Gov. John Hickenlooper, the Democratic incumbent, had fallen shockingly behind his Republican challenger Bob Beauprez. But slightly more than a month later, the Massachusetts...

  • Maketa largely absent from El Paso County Sheriff's Office since investigations launched in May

    By stephen hobbs and Kassondra Cloos The Gazette -
    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa hasn't spent much time in the office since May. That's when allegations were leveled against him and county commissioners opened a pair of investigations into financial and employee-related complaints. Most recently, he hasn't been in the office...

  • Hickenlooper, Beauprez meet for another debate

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    DENVER — Colorado Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper will face Republican challenger Bob Beauprez in one of their last debates before the election in two weeks. Hickenlooper and Beauprez are debating Thursday at an event hosted by the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry....

  • Blog: City Attorney time still an issue with City Council

    Monica Mendoza
    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    City Attorney Wynetta Massey assured City Council Tuesday that it was not going to receive less city attorney time in 2015. Some council members had raised concerns Monday that in proposed 2015 general fund budget council would get less time dedicated to them from the city...

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